~ ~ APRIL 12, 2009 ~ ~




224 Main Street Penn Yan, New York

April 12, 2009 10:00 A.M.


Easter Sunday


We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents

to seek out and bring people to Christ,

by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.





Songs of Praise and Worship "Great Is the Lord" No. 20 PB

Birthday choice of April Colf

Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading Luke 4:16-21 Pg. 83 NT


*Hymn "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!" Pg. 113

Birthday choice of Shelley Bicksler


*Silent Prayer and Invocation

The time has come, Lord. You have rolled back the stone, defeated the power of evil, and brought light in to the places of darkness. Let us bear good news to the poor, minister to the prisoners, bring sight to the blind, and bring hope to the oppressed. All of these things we would do to bring honor and glory to your name. Let this day be the day when our lives become your lives and our days become filled with the power of your Holy Spirit. We pray this prayer in the name of our Risen Lord, who taught us to pray...

*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem "Song of Joy!" Jack North


Children's Time


*Pastoral Prayer


Anthem "We Shall Rise" J.E. Thomas & Stan Pethel


*Hymn "Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing" No. 111

Birthday hymn for Ralph Clancy


Scripture Matthew 28:1-10 Pg. 44 NT


Message "God's Answer To Our Question" Pastor John R. Tharp




*Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below

Praise Him above ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*Prayer of Dedication


*Hymn "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked" On Insert





*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.



Sunday Memorial Bulletin: Today's bulletin cover is in memory of Johanne Pouliot.

~ Pam Scutt


Lay Reader: Sheryl Robbins

Greeters: Jeanette O'Brien and Judi Gibbs

Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs,

Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

Church Website:



The Sequence of Appearances


1. Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene at the tomb.

Mark 16:9; John 20:11-18


2. Jesus' appearance to the other women as they left the garden.

Matthew 28:9-10


3. Jesus' appearance at some point to Peter.

Luke 24:34; I Corinthians 15:5


4. Jesus' appearance to the two on the Emmaus Road.

Luke 24:13-35; Mark 16:12


5. Jesus' appearance to the ten in Jerusalem.

Luke 24:36; John 20:19-23


6. Jesus' appearance to the eleven including Thomas.

John 20:24-29; I Corinthians 15:5; Mark 16:14


7. Jesus' appearance to seven disciples at the sea of Tiberias.

John 21


8. Jesus' appearance to the eleven later in Galilee.

Mark 16:7; Matthew 28:16-20


9. Jesus' appearance to five hundred at once.

I Corinthians 15:6


10. Jesus' appearance to James.

I Corinthians 15:7


11. Jesus' appearance to all of the apostles.

Luke 24:50; I Corinthians 15:7; Acts 1:3-12


12. Jesus' appearance to Paul.

I Corinthians 15:8


The Easter Flowers on the Altar are given:



In memory of Robert & Jean Neilson, Esther & Wallace Washburn, and Annette & Herb Damico

~ Paula Washburn


In memory of Floyd and Gordon Cornell ~ with love, Marge Cornell


In memory of Gene Guild ~ Marlene and Drew Guild


In memory of Don DeLooza ~ Bethany DeLooza


In memory of my son Robbie Mills ~ Margaret Mills


In honor of Ada Tharp, Robert & Veronica Mathews and our children

~ John and Nancy Tharp


In memory of Warren "Baldy" Morse ~ Fran Morse and Cheryl Stewart


In memory of Gloria & Lyman Pierce ~ Pat Ames


In memory of Elsie Gillette ~ Pam and Jerry Scutt


In memory of F. Marion Tharp, Stephen J. Sedlock and Jenny Young

~ John and Nancy Tharp


In memory of Elsie Gillette ~ Joan and Harry Strong


In honor of my husband Warner Gibbs and our family ~ with love, Judi Gibbs


In memory of Manuel & Caridad Estimo, Caridad Castro, Katherine Inglis and Charles Clancy

~ Jack and Ethel Clancy


Our Prayer Concerns...


At the Manor: Helena Cranmer


At the Homestead: Luella Passage, Alberta Gottshall

Viola Gray, Virginia DeLooza, Willie Nelson

Irene Wachala, Helen Ansley, Dick Sharman

Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Mrs. Susan Harding, Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey


Prayers for:

Mary Armstrong, Richard Gottshall, Paul Sutton

Eva Jean Best, Marlene Guild, Barbara Stewart

Kathy Beyea, Alicia Hurlburt, Brad Stewart

Bessie Bliss, Kim Strong Imisides, Charlie Taylor

*Milly Bloomquist, Don Johnson, Jean Wager

Pat Carroll, Lori Lawrence, Rick Weir

Judi Gibbs, Barbara Mortensen, Ralph Wilkes

Bill Gillette, *Keith Pierce, Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

*Mary Gillette, Frieda Slocum


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



This Week's Schedule & Announcements


Monday, April 13

      10am - 4pm GED Class

      7 pm Community Chorus

      Happy Birthday to April Colf!

Tuesday, April 14

      10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle

      6:30 pm Girl Scouts

      7 pm Trustees

Wednesday, April 15

      5 pm Backpack packing

      Happy Birthday to Shelley Bicksler!

Thursday, April 16

      7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, April 17

      Happy Birthday to Ralph Clancy!


Next Week's Theme and Scripture is...

"Living In the Power of the Resurrection"
Matthew 28:16-20


Church News


White Cross Thank You

I would like to thank everyone who donated items for White Cross. Because of your generosity, we ended up donating above and beyond our quota!

Thank you for your abundant support. Pam Scutt

Mary & Martha Circle

Tuesday, April 14 @ 10:30 am

This week when the Cirlce meets, Marge Cornell will provide the dessert and Rita Castillo will lead devotions. All ladies of the church are invited to attend.


Come Meet a Real Live Missionary!

Friday, April 24 @ 7 pm

Tim Long, our missionary in Mexico, will be here at FBC next Friday. We will have refreshments and we really hope to have a good crowd! See the profile on the back page of the bulletin to better acquaint yourself. See You There!!


Movie Night - Facing The Giants

Sunday, April 19 @ 7 pm

From the award-winning producers of Flywheel and Fireproof comes an action-packed, family-friendly drama about a high school football coach who draws up a new game plan for his team ... and himself.

In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never had a winning season. Even the hope of a new season is squelched when the best player on his Shiloh Eagles decides to transfer schools. After losing their first three games of the season, the coach discovers a group of fathers are plotting to have him fired. Combined with pressures at home, Coach Taylor has lost hope in his battle against fear and failure.

However, an unexpected challenge helps him find a purpose bigger than just victories. Daring to trust God to do the impossible, Coach Taylor and the Eagles discover how faith plays out on the field ...and off. With God, all things are possible.